With math basics followed by lessons in calculating length, area, volume, and quantities, this interactive course presents how to estimate highway maintenance work in real world situations using the math you already know! Utilizing a step-by-step approach, complex situations encountered by highway and street departments will be broken down into simple pieces.
Throughout the course, we’ll explain basic math concepts or illustrate how to estimate quantities for typical maintenance operations. You will be encouraged work through some problems and build your confidence in what you can do.
At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Perform basic math calculations
• Calculate length, area, and volumes
• Unit conversion
• Estimate highway maintenance work using basic math for repairs involving asphalt, chip seals, shoulder fill, stockpiles, salt storage, tank storage, salt spreader calibration, road salt and liquid brine application, ditch grade, mowing, herbicide spraying, seeding, bridge deck repair, concrete deck sealing, sidewalk, and roadway slope.
This course is a six-hour workshop and is for anyone who needs to solve common on the job problems. This includes Foremen, Superintendents, Crew Leaders, and Maintenance Workers.
Todd Morrison, P.E. is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past twelve years he has worked for numerous Contractors, Local Technical Assistance Programs, Cities, Counties, and DOT’s. He has taught over 500 workshops and trained over 15000 individuals. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. Recently, Todd served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low cost improvements to reduce crashes. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
Each individual webinar session will award 2.0 PDHs. Up to 6.0 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing and completing all three sessions.
PART 1 of 3 – Math Basics and Quantity Calculations
In this session we will review basic math principles and how to calculate length, area, and volume. We will use these principles to estimate asphalt and chip seal work.
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PART 2 of 3 – How to Estimate: Shoulder Work, Ditch Grades, and Stockpiles
In this session we will discuss how to estimate quantities for shoulder aggregate, fill and widening, along with ditch grades. In addition, we will cover estimation of stockpile and tank quantities.
- Coming soon.
PART 3 of 3 – How to Estimate: Mowing, Seeding, Herbicides, and Concrete Quantities
In this session we will discuss how to estimate quantities for mowing, herbicide spraying, and seeding. In addition, we will cover estimation of concrete quantities.
- Coming soon